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Teichner, Martha

8 holds on 9 copies

Summary: "A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winning Martha Teichner. There are true fairy tales. Stories that exist because impossible-to-explain coincidences change everything. Except in real life, not all of them have conventional,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Celadon Books 2021

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Johnson, Caroline

Summary: "A fresh, unique insider's view of what it's like to be a woman aviator in today's US Navy--from pedicures to parachutes. Caroline Johnson was an unlikely aviation candidate. A tall blonde debutante from Colorado, she could have just as easily gone into fashion or filmmaking, and yet she went on to become an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons System Officer. She was one of the first women to fly a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, CAROLINE JOH

Johnson, Caroline

Summary: Caroline Johnson was a F-18 Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) in the U.S. Navy. During her deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bush, she flew missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. She was the first woman to fly in combat in Iraq since 2011 and was the first woman to drop bombs on ISIS. Later she became a senior leadership instructor at the United States Naval Academy. Caroline is now a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 JOHNSON, CAROLINE JOH

Gorant, Jim.

Summary: Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull-breeding operation. Then Andrew "Roo" Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. When Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down, he and his wife franticly fought to keep Wallace alive...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.755 GOR

Stillman, Deanne

Summary: Documents the unlikely friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, tracing the events of their brief but important collaboration during Cody's 1880s Wild West Show, the impact of Little Big Horn, and Sitting Bull's assassination in 1890.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 STIL

Oates, John.

Summary: "John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock and roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R & B. After he met and teamed up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own, but never abandoned their roots. In his memoir, John uncovers the grit and struggle it took to secure a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OATES, JOHN OAT

Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Hall, Shyima.

Summary: Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. An anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude-but her journey to true freedom was far from over. A volunteer at her local police department, Hall is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 HALL, SHYIMA Hal

Isaacs, Sally Senzell

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the founder of Microsoft, discusses the history of the company, and describes the charitable works done by him and his wife through their foundation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 GAT

Davis, Lynn

Summary: Discusses the life of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, an invention that changed the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BEL

Demuth, Patricia.

Summary: "Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, An Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET GATES

Dickinson, Joan D.

Summary: Presents a biography of the math whiz kid who grew up to co-found Microsoft, the world's leading computer software firm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 1997

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB GATES DIC

Summary: Bill Gates has been called the sultan of software and the master of the modern PC. His wife, Melinda Gates, has dedicated her life to helping women in third world countries to improve the living conditions for women. Together, they head The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an organization recognized for its humanitarian works. The graphic novel explores what motivates this power couple.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bluewater Productions Inc. 2014

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Hall, Shyima.

Summary: The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 HAL

Ball, Troylyn

Summary: Troylyn Ball and her husband, Charlie, an engineer and real estate investor, had spent their entire lives in Texas. But after a near fatal trip to the emergency room with their mute, wheelchair-bound son Marshall, they admitted the dust and the heat were too dangerous. To save their boys, the Balls cashed out, sold their beloved farm, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina. Nearing fifty, Troy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BALL, TROYLYN BAL

Bissonette, Aimée M.

Summary: "This book retells the story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BIS

Taraborrelli, J. Randy

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes Grace & Steel, the epic, hidden history of the exceptional women behind the greatest political dynasty of all time-the Bush family. Bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrellireveals the unsung heroines of the inimitable Bush family dynasty: not only First Ladies Barbara and Laura, but other colorful women whose...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : After the Nancy Cruzan case was decided by the Supreme Court in 1990, and ultimately resolved by the Courts of the State of Missouri, the decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging nutrition and hydration appeared to many to be as noncontroversial as decisions to refuse respirators or dialysis. Even the Catholic Church held that, although there should be a presumption...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 179.7 CAS

Abbott, Karen

Summary: "The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 ABB

Bell, Cece

Summary: The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 BEL

Page, Susan

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures. Here Page tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies-- and an entire political era. As first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, Barbara Bush became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist, invested herself deeply in expanding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BUS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUSH, BARBARA PAG

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Bus

Gorant, Jim.

Summary: This book tells the story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As the author discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.08 GOR

Cornwell, Patricia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRAHAM, RUTH COR

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